This must have been my first sewing project in almost years…shame full I know, but due to lack of energy and what not, I just have not been up to much! But me and my mum were in C&H fabrics a few weeks ago when we found sewing patterns were at half price (OMG I know!!! *AMAZING*) and that’s when we found this gem of a pattern! Ive been wanting to make a cute little collar for a while now, and this was a really good pattern to try and ease me back into sewing as I have never been really very good at it. this project was just perfect to build a little confidence 🙂
So much so, I am attempting my next, in a very very slow manner. I find I am the slowest at sewing, mainly due to the fact i have M.E and have to rest after short amounts of sewing, and then there is the setbacks…oh crumbs I have had so many of these in this current project. If it was not for my amazingly talented mum I would not have got this far! It will be a miracle if I it get completed. However I am determined!!! I have the completed item in my imagination, and that makes me very happy, so I just have to keep that in mind every time i make a silly mistake! It is a real test of patience, not something I’m used to!
So here is a sneak peek! Any guesses as to what it is?!
Well over here in England, we have all enjoyed a long Jubilee weekend, and today things have all returned to normal. To be honest my Jubilee celebrations were pretty tame, with a home cooked cream tea in the garden with my boyfriend, followed by a Chinese takeaway, with a splash of Gin and Tonic (my favorite tipple!) and a little too much Jubilee T.V for my liking!
I started to get into the Jubilee swing of things way ahead of time and can honestly say it feels like i have been wearing my diamonte crown brooch for weeks, it almost feels like a permanent addition to my daily outfits, but frankly i am pleased i now no longer have to dress to suitably match the brooch. But i am sad to now put it away, or at least for a while. If i carried on wearing it i may start to look like a sad case of ‘No i cant move on, I’m totally stuck in the Jubilee fever!’
I have owned this cute little brooch for a few years now, i bought it in Sheffield England as a reminder of some lovely times spent in the city. The first time i ever wore it i lost a stone from it , and i immediately went home that day and tried to find a replacement diamonte on eBay without much luck. Needless to say years on and i cant be bothered as no one has noticed the missing stone yet! And honestly although it is a beautiful brooch, it is not silver nor made from precious stones so i think it is quite lovely just how it is!
Still on the Jubilee note i just wanted to share with you this lovely vintage inspired Jubilee window dressing i saw. Having saw this i think i actually stood on the pavement gawping at the loveliness of the vintage dresses. I asked the lady in the shop about the dresses and the wedding dress is from the local museum and the pink one had been provided for the window by a local old lady called Margaret. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as i have!
Happy Jubilee to all of you!
Ok so today and the past few days things have not been going so great, but I am not here to moan, instead here is a cheery little snap shot of a vintage painting I bought at a charity shop over the weekend. Apparently it was brought in by a 95-year-old woman, and it probably dates from the 1950’s. I can see that the canvas is stretched over an old picture frame, so im already liking the thriftiness of this piece. And honestly, after looking at these bright flowers, things don’t seem quite as glum!
This is one of my own 1950’s dresses, its made from a gorgeous hot pink flock and screen printed blossom fabric,and in a classic hourglass shape. Perfect for tea parties! The belt is a modern elastic belt, and I have added a vintage cardigan clip to it for decoration! The print is so spring like, I just had to share it with you. This dress is actually too big for me and so sadly I don’t get a chance to wear it, and due to age it has got lots of damage…someone has been at it with an iron making it all shiny and there is water stains and holes in various places! But despite all this it is a beauty and maybe when I get older and carry more weight I will wear it! Do any of you lovely followers have any 1950’s frocks? or dresses in a 1950’s style?